Guardian of Small Business (NFIB), 2010, 2012 Friend of Public Education (Association of Metropolitan School Districts)
Reason for Seeking Public Office:
I am running for Congress because I am determined to bring my brand of governance and leadership to Washington. My brand is not about partisanship and it's not about politics. In my eleven years in the State Senate, my work has been about building bridges, forging partnerships, and exchanging ideas. The challenges we face in our State, our nation, and our world are grave and demand our best thinking and selfless action.